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California Court of Appeal - August 2018 Opinion Summaries


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People v. Tapia

California Court of Appeal
Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed the denial of a defendant's motion to withdraw his no-contest plea that led to convictions on conspiracy and cannabis charges. The defendant...
08/31/2018 F075475

Mack v. All Counties Trustee Services, Inc.

California Court of Appeal
Property Law & Real Estate
Affirmed the denial of a motion to vacate a judgment. The plaintiff alleged that a parcel of real property was taken from her through fraud, among...
08/30/2018 B280650

In re M.W.

California Court of Appeal
Juvenile Law, Family Law
Reversed an order terminating dependency jurisdiction over a 19-year-old who went to live with a former foster mother. The lower court had terminated...
08/30/2018 E068981

People v. Accredited Surety and Casualty Co.

California Court of Appeal
Criminal Law & Procedure
Held that a bail bond company did not have to forfeit $50,000 bail because the defendant had appeared in court. The company insisted that bail was...
08/30/2018 A150209

People v. Martin

California Court of Appeal
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Held that the defendant was not entitled to have her conviction of felony conspiracy to commit petty theft reclassified as misdemeanor shoplifting....
08/29/2018 B283097

Estate of O'Connor

California Court of Appeal
Probate, Trusts & Estates
Held that a power of appointment exercised in a will complied with the requirements of the California Probate Code. The sole question before the court...
08/29/2018 D071284

People v. Rodriguez

California Court of Appeal
Criminal Law & Procedure
Reversed an inmate's conviction of assault with a deadly weapon and other offenses arising out of his involvement in a melee with some correctional...
08/29/2018 F073594

Environmental Law Foundation v. State Water Resources Control Board

California Court of Appeal
Environmental Law, Water Law
Held that California's Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA), enacted in 2014, did not negate the common law public trust doctrine....
08/29/2018 C083239

Serova v. Sony Music Entertainment

California Court of Appeal
Entertainment Law
Held that a fan of the singer Michael Jackson could not proceed with her proposed class action lawsuit against an entertainment company and others for...
08/28/2018 B280526

Coyne v. De Leo

California Court of Appeal
Landlord Tenant Law
Reversed a judgment of possession entered in favor of a landlord in an unlawful-detainer action. The tenant, who did not want to be evicted from the...
08/28/2018 A149660
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